INVITATION TO THE ORIGINAL DEIR YASSIN EVENT
Deir Yassin Remembered
12 noon Sunday 7 April 2013
@ the Commemorative Plaque,
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Speakers include: Abdallah Eid, Deir Yassin survivor, Lord Provost of Glasgow Cllr Sadie Docherty, Wael Shawish (Scottish Friends of Palestine),
Followed by a Reception at 1pm at the STUC, 333 Woodlands Rd., Glasgow.
You are invited to join the Memorial Gathering at the plaque at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (west side) to commemorate the massacre of Palestinians which took place at Deir Yassin, Jerusalem, on 9 April 1948.
The murder of over 100 Palestinians by the Irgun (headed by Menachem Begin) and Stern gangs with the assistance of an elite unit from the Haganah, led to the flight of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes, an event known as al-Nakba, "the Catastrophe". The aim of the "Deir Yassin Remembered" campaign is to erect a memorial on the site of the massacre and at the same time raise the plight of the Palestinian people. For more information about the campaign visit http://www.deiryassin.org/
In 1988, on the fortieth anniversary of the massacre, a plaque was laid and a tree planted in the grounds of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum by the then Lord Provost of Glasgow, Robert Gray. This year is the 25th anniversary of the laying of the plaque.
We hope you will be able to join us at the Memorial Gathering and thereafter at the Reception.